Summer Scheme Internship at Savills

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Internship (1-4 Months)
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4/5

The Role
4.2
The Company
4.4
The Culture
3.1

Role Description

Summer Internship.

The Role

1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?

The variety of experience gained has been fantastic! I have had the opportunity to get immersed in a variety of different areas including valuating office space, carrying out a viability valuation, undertaking a site inspection and measurements and spending a day undertaking site inspections for the county council. The office have been absolutely great at supporting me and getting me involved in as much as possible.
5 /5

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2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?

The office have been great at including me in both office and social events during the week. I feel valued.
5 /5

3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?

I have been given a huge amount of support by my supervisor and all other members of staff within the office.
5 /5

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

I have been very busy everyday and have found this perfect as it has enabled me to gain as much experience as possible in a very short period of time.
5 /5

5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?

I was required alongside the other intern in the planning department to produce a valuation report and planning report for a subject property in the local area. I have also been given responsibility for completing residential property particulars and measure office buildings and leisure buildings too.
3 /5

6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?

Massively. I will be able to take the research skills gained as well as my general knowledge of the sector gained during this week to assist me in research and my dissertation. Outside of this, it has really cemented my choice of what area of property i would like to go into when I graduate.
3 /5

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The Company

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

Very positive, supportive and vibrant.
4 /5

8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?

Very well organised with regular check up's to see where I was and what I still needed to complete.
5 /5

9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?

I have sat down with members of the office to discuss certain aspects of work as well as what the APC pathway is like. This has been very helpful.
4 /5

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • There were no perks with this Internship
5 /5

11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?

Very - i hope to get a graduate job with Savills.
5 /5

The Culture

12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?

Definitely - very professional and fun at the same time.
5 /5

13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?

Reasonable.
3 /5

14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?

Sorry didn't have time to try it out.
3 /5

15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?

Yes, including going out for lunch and evening drinks.
3 /5

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